Monday 3 November 2003

What a delicious irony

The Edinburgh area of Craigmillar is being put forward as a 'a model for Eastern Europe' for urban regeneration schemes:
EU officials are looking at whether several of the groups tasked with regenerating one of Scotland’s most deprived communities could provide a blueprint for delivering services in similar areas on the Continent.
The only reason that Scottish housing schemes such as Craigmillar need so much "regeneration" - including the apparent wasting of £80 million - is that they were modelled on Communist Eastern Europe in the first place.